**Aira's wish to give chance for Michelle was granted but at her expense as she became the 9th CA to be voted out & the 2nd member of the Jury**
Crumbling Tower of Hope
In the IC, the sudden death eliminated the rest of the CAs which left Michelle & Moi pitted against each other. This gave the lone outcast the determination more than ever to win the 'Tore ng Kaalaman' IC, despite the cheering received by her contender. Both wanted to wear the Immunity Necklace for different reasons: Moi to make her dream come true just by wearing it, but for Michelle to save herself from the TC. It was anti-climactic while both their columns were precariously balanced, when the block Michelle chose to move inevitably tilted her tower, crashing downwards together with her hope of winning, while Moi's tower held on upright.
Gusty As the Wind
Back at the Galone camp, as the events in the IC was still sinking in them, the familiar voice of Lolit Solis boomed across their camp as she made them gather for a little afternoon chit-chat.
For Aubrey, her presence made her a little concern, as she might mention information that could affect the outcome of her gameplay. She brought good news to Michelle that although Jon is having sleepless nights away from her, he was doing fine in the Jury House.
After spending time with them & assessing their living conditions in the game, Manay Lolit realized that being in Survivor, she had her respect for the CAs. If they survive the game, they can survive anything. And in her wake, came strong winds & pelting rain.
A Hot Date & A Cold Treatment
While killing time before TC, the CAs had fun imagining Solenn choosing Ervic or Ahron in a dating game:
Romantic Date Location Ahron: In a beach, with roses; Ervic: Tagaytay-like atmosphere, with him cooking dinner (Solenn chose Ervic as she doesn't like white roses)
Solenn's Get-up Ahron: White Shirt & Jeans; Ervic: He sees Solenn as a fashionista, he sees her wearing shorts & a loose shirt (Solenn chose Ervic again)
First Kiss Ahron: wet kiss; Ervic: wet kiss (Solenn prefers french kiss, so neither of them)
Solenn's Breakfast Ahron: Bacon & egg; Ervic: pancakes (Solenn likes scrambled eggs, Ahron got one point)
For Ahron, he summed up that Solenn is indeed sexy, beautiful and hot.
While the rest is heating up with laughters in their dating game, Michelle was still feeling the cold treatment as the TC was coming up, though she was still waiting for someone to step up & approach her should the plan to vote her out change.
Aira on the other hand confirmed with Moi that there were voting out Ervic.
RG's Substantial Questions in the TC
RG welcomed the CAs in their second TC, then Jon came in as the 1st Jury member in a happy mood, as everyone including Aubrey beamed at him.
1st Q: Were the CAs happy that the biggest threat Jon was finally removed from the tribe?
Akihiro: 'Half-half, Jon is strong & can win the game, but we became friends'
Ervic: 'I could breathe easy when Jon was gone, I was afraid of him because he could dominate the game'
2nd Q: Now that Jon is gone, who became the next biggest threat?
Aira: 'Akihiro, both are the same (strong) but have different personalities, they have different approaches in the game' (to which Akihiro reacted: I just follow the consensus of the group)
Solenn: 'Akihiro is the strongest one physically, & in all the challenges, just like Jon, they get there ahead of the game, but he is being 100% honest with everyone'
Aubrey: "For girls, it's Mommy Elma & for guys, Akihiro, but I don't take it like that because, like Moi we didn't expect her to win the immunity necklace, all of them are threats because anything can change in the game'
3rd Q: Jon as a jury member has the power to vote for the Sole Survivor, do you feel you will get Jon's vote?
Moi: 'I don't know, we're ok in the camp, we both built the shelter, but I don't know Jon's thinking, but if he likes me, I'll thank him just the same'
Elma: 'I also can't say, because my relationship with them all is good, I rather be voted out, it is God's decision because I don't have control over their minds'
Aubrey: 'I don't know, Michelle & Jon voted me out last TC, I started the friction, but that's how we play Survivor, if they felt what I did was wrong, I'm sorry, whatever happened here stays here, I'm not like that in real life & Jon knows it. I don't know if Jon will vote for me'
Michelle: 'Out of them all, Jon would be the only one to vote for me, & if I'm the one in the jury I'll vote for him as well, because all of them are against us'4th Q: Based on the last TC, is it right for me to say that all of you schemed against Jon & Michelle?
Elma: 'Their minds will be divided, but having the immunity bracelet, Jon could play it for himself, but he gave it eventually to Michelle, I had a hard time deciding'
Moi: 'Yes I felt it that way, Jon knows how to play, we don't know what else he could do, so we were divided'
Michelle: 'When Jon gave me the bracelet, I was thinking that he has a better chance of winning because I'm not a strong player, but now I have to be stronger being left alone, though I was still hoping if anyone approach me, I'd be thankful, but it's hard to break their alliance, if I'll be the one leaving, I'll just watch them how they'll cut each other & how they'll play their game'Aira: 'What Michelle's saying is true, I want to give her a chance, but I don't have control of their minds, even though I'm part of that alliance since we were from Sar Mayee, then Nagar'
5th Q: How many group alliances are there?
Aubrey: 'I cannot say, there could be 2 or 3, probably one, you must work hard for an alliance'
Ahron: 'It's hard to say that there is a strong alliance, it could be 2, it's hard to say we four have a solid alliance'
Elma: 'As what Aira says, there are 2 alliances & I'm part of one alliance'
6th Q: For the 4 who went for the Reward, did you talk about alliances while there?
Moi: 'We talked little about that, we were more concentrated on the food'
7th Q: About Moi's winning the IC & Michelle's feeling being 2nd (Refer to Crumbling Tower of Hope above)
8th Q: What is important in winning Survivor: the honor of the title Sole Survivor or the 3M?
Aubrey: '3m because it would help my family'
Moi: 'Honor, I want all to know me not as Piolo's yaya, but as person will dignity, & as someone who won Survivor to show that I can do more than being a yaya, to be an example to them that we can uplift ourselves & be proud'
Ervic: '3M can help me & my family, but equally important honor, I don't want to be known & ridiculed simply as Dingdong or Marimar, people don't understand what I went through' as he said through tears
The Blinsiding Votes
As Moi kept her IN, she was the 1st to cast her vote:
Aira: Ervic (...'wala lang...gusto ko lang'...)
Akihiro: Aira (...'you're a wonderful girl...pero I have my alliance'...)
Solenn: Aira (...'sorry, nagkausap na kami...it's time to get dirty'...)
Michelle: Ervic (...'sana next time, matuto ka nang magdecide para sa sarili mo'...)
Aubrey: Aira (...'I'm sorry, I still love you, pasensya na'...)
Elma: Aira (...'Aira, bigyan natin ng chance si Michelle, pasensya na ha'...)
Ervic: Aira (...'alam ko target mo ako, so...mas malakas ang alliance ko feeling ko, so ikaw ang dapat umalis, hindi ako aalis'...)
Before the votes were counted, Aubrey decided with crossed fingers that she will save her immunity bracelet for the next TC
Aira: 7 votes; Ervic: 2 votes
Clueless of her votes, Aira became the 2nd member of the Jury to join Jon
The Dancing Warrior's Parting Words:
'Nagulat ako, hindi mo talaga makukuha yung strong alliance, kasi for example, lalo na yung hindi mo pinagkakatiwalaan, yun yung tumatraydor talaga. Ever since naman, alam ko kung sino talaga. Well...at least I/m happy naging part ako ng Survivor. Marami sa inyo ang gusto manalo...pero sana lang, especially sa mga ano...ingat kayo sa mga dapat nunyo pagkatiwalaan...and...goodluck'
Next on Monday: Emotional reunion with loved ones & their participation in the RC